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Meaning of JURY

Pronunciation:  'jûree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law
  2. [n]  a committee appointed to judge a competition

JURY is a 4 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: panel
 See Also: blue ribbon jury, body, commission, committee, court, grand jury, hung jury, judicature, juror, juryman, jurywoman, petit jury, petty jury, special jury, tribunal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ju"ry\, a. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Naut.)
    For temporary use; -- applied to a temporary contrivance.
    {Jury mast}, a temporary mast, in place of one that has been
       carried away, or broken.
    {Jury rudder}, a rudder constructed for temporary use.
  2. \Ju"ry\, n.; pl. {Juries}. [OF. jur['e]e an assize, fr.
    jurer to swear, L. jurare, jurari; akin to jus, juris, right,
    law. See {Just},a., and cf. {Jurat}, {Abjure}.]
    1. (Law) A body of men, usually twelve, selected according to
       law, impaneled and sworn to inquire into and try any
       matter of fact, and to render their true verdict according
       to the evidence legally adduced. See {Grand jury} under
       {Grand}, and {Inquest}.
             The jury, passing on the prisoner's life. -- Shak.
    2. A committee for determining relative merit or awarding
       prizes at an exhibition or competition; as, the art jury
       gave him the first prize.
    {Jury of inquest}, a coroner's jury. See {Inquest}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a jury in your dream, suggests that you are placed under scrutiny by others. You feel that others are judging you and your actions. Dreaming that you are part of a jury indicates that tend to past judgment on others.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A certain number of men and women selected according to law and sworn to try a question of fact or indict a person for public offense.